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Use this final digital Google novel or short story project as an alternative to the traditional book report. In this assignment, students will write an editorial for the Literary Times that evaluates a character's actions in any novel or short story. Students will take a firm stance on whether they believe the character was right or wrong in their actions. They will also write a letter to the editor from another character who did not agree with the editorial.

This digital reading project allows students to demonstrate a deep understanding of character by evaluating a character’s actions and words to form a judgement (criticism or examination). They will also formulate a defendable thesis statement and support it with text evidence. They will also introduce claims, acknowledge opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

This is a Google resource and students complete all the work on the computer. This works well with distance learning, 1:1 classrooms, remote teaching, Google Classroom, or online education.

The best part is that your purchase comes with a hand-drawn video, created by the talented John Spencer, that introduces the project to hook students in! Watch the preview video above to get a sneak peek of the video included and download the preview to get a closer look at the instructions, student information slides, pre-writing organizers, and editing checklists included! There is absolutely no prep required to implement this digital assignment!



• Students watch a hand-drawn video that introduces the project to students. This video is highly engaging and will hook your students immediately. Watch the video preview on the product page to get a sneak peek.

• Use the eye-catching Google Slides presentations to introduce the assignment in more detail to your class and guide you through each element of the project.

• Use the instructions, student information slides,, organizers, and checklists to implement the digital project.




→ Introductory video

→ Instructions

→ Google Slides to guide the project

→ How to write an editorial slide

→ Writing your thesis slide and organizer

→ Planning your editorial outline slide

→ Good copy slides

→ Writing a letter to the editor slide

→ Letter to the editor planning graphic organizer

→ Teacher rubric


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The videos and resources in this resource are for single-classroom use and are not to be uploaded to an open website in any format without permission from the creators. Please contact if you require more information.